6/20/19

Immigration Alert: Summer Travel Advisory

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Attorneys & Professionals

For those clients with foreign national workers who may have plans to travel abroad this summer, this brief advisory provides some basic guidance and reminders for international travel.  The basic documents required for travel and re-entry to the U.S. for a foreign national include the following:

It should be noted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has an automated Form I-94 at air and sea ports of entry.  When foreign nationals return to the U.S., they should go to the I-94 website at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/ and input their information to ensure that their entry information, in particular, the expiration date of their authorized stay and their class of admission, were entered correctly by the CBP Officer.  They can also print paper copies from the website at that time, if they wish.

If a foreign national needs to apply for a nonimmigrant visa abroad before returning to the U.S., please keep in mind the following:

Please feel free to contact a Vorys attorney if you have any questions regarding a foreign national employee with plans for international travel and a return to the U.S.  Also, any individual with a criminal arrest and/or conviction (including a DUI), immigration status issues, or potentially subject to the Trump Travel Ban should consult an attorney prior to departing the U.S.